Residents in Otago's high-pollution towns such as Alexandra,
Arrowtown and Milton will not get a deferment from tight
deadlines to improve their towns' air quality despite a
Government announcement loosening the timeframes.
Any delay in letting
the public know the cost of constructing the Leith Lindsay
Flood Protection Scheme had blown out was due to a lack of
confidence in the figures provided by its consultants, Otago
Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead said.